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Tag: Psychological approaches to pain management

Airing Pain 122: The Many Faces of Research

May 05 , 2020
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Visiting the forefront of research into pain conditions This edition of Airing Pain has been supported with a grant from The Mirianog Trust donated for this purpose. It was recorded at the end of April 2020, the second month of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. All interviews were recorded prior ...

Transcript – Programme 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2019
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor. Pain Management, the fun way. This edition has been funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. The British Pain Society’s (BPS) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society ...

Airing Pain 110: Living with Cancer Pain

February 05 , 2019
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Living with a diagnosis, what palliative care entails, and non-pharmacological treatments This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. According to Cancer Research UK, 50% of all people in England and Wales diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more. This edition of Airing Pain ...

Transcript – Programme 104: How Sleep and Chronic Pain Interact

September 25 , 2018
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More pain, less sleep. Less sleep, more pain. The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? This edition is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer ...

Airing Pain 105: Singing, Laughter, Speech and Pleasure

August 01 , 2018
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Singing, laughing and the feel good factor; Pain management, the fun way For a full transcript of this programme, click here. This edition was funded by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. The British Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) allows the multidisciplinary nature of the society to be reflected through seminars, scientific ...

Transcript – Programme 102: Chronic Pain and Resilience

July 31 , 2018
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What can be done for athletes at the highest level in the context of chronic pain, and how one man with a spinal injury found himself “in the zone” through cycling.  This edition is funded by a grant from the Stafford Trust. To listen to this programme, please ...

Airing Pain 104: How Sleep And Chronic Pain Interact

July 31 , 2018
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More pain, less sleep; less sleep, more pain – The relationship is a complex one, but what are the mechanisms behind the link between sleep and pain? This edition of Airing Pain is funded by the Constance Travis Charitable Trust and the Isabella Memorial Trust. Sleep can be a ...

Study finds CBT and pain education interventions improve pain in disadvantaged patients – Article

February 27 , 2018
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https://www.2minutemedicine.com/talk-therapy-modified-for-literacy-level-helps-ease-chronic-pain-for-disadvantaged-populations/ ...

Airing Pain 82: Pain, PTSD and perfume

June 15 , 2016
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The emotional and physical impacts of injury and how to cope with them For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and the MacRobert Trust. In the third instalment of our Airing Pain miniseries on military veterans ...

Airing Pain 81 : Life after limb loss

June 02 , 2016
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Supporting amputee veterans to rebuild their lives, and psychological techniques beyond words For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition has been funded by the MacRobert Trust and the Forces in Mind Trust. Hundreds of veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan sustained injuries leading ...

Airing Pain 72: Breaking the Barriers to Managing Pain

October 14 , 2015
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Why self-management isn’t working and what we can do about it For a full transcript of this programme please click here. This edition is part of a project funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance. We know that supported self-management reduces the impact of chronic pain on daily life, ...

Airing Pain 70: The Case for Pain Management

May 12 , 2015
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Movement as medicine and putting pain management centre stage This edition has been funded by a grant from The Hospital Saturday Fund. Make sure you stand up and do a few stretches after listening to this episode of Airing Pain. ‘Movement is medicine’ for people in pain, says consultant physiotherapist ...

Airing Pain 69: People not Patients

April 28 , 2015
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Sharing decisions and why pain management needs psychology This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Can a doctor ever be too sympathetic? Health psychologist Professor Tamar Pincus explains why this might be the case – patients with long term conditions can feel like they ...

Airing Pain 67: Biopsychosocial and spiritual?

March 31 , 2015
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The place of faith in pain relief, plus physiotherapy meets mental health, and educating doctors This edition is funded by a donation from the residents at Falcon House, Edinburgh. It’s well established that pain needs to be understood and treated as a biopsychosocial problem, but what about the spiritual ...

Airing Pain 65: Hypnosis and Unexplained Pain

March 04 , 2015
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Bringing mind and body together to reduce pain with self-hypnosis This edition is funded by a grant from the Dorothy Howard Charitable Trust. In this edition of Airing Pain we hear how healthcare professionals can use hypnotic techniques to help people in pain. This is not the hypnosis of ...

Airing Pain 58: The Pain Toolkit

June 05 , 2014
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Learning to live with it: a toolkit for self-management This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. ‘You have to learn to live with it.’ Pete Moore’s GP told him after running out of treatment options for chronic pain. From his own experiences of learning ...

Airing Pain 57: Self-Management, Psychology and ‘Physio-terrorists’

May 20 , 2014
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Stiff joints and dark thoughts: treatment of pain and the person This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. ‘Pain medicine isn’t good at dealing with the effect of pain on the person’, says Jonathan Bannister, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Team at Ninewells Hospital, ...

Airing Pain 53: Headaches, Chilli Pepper Patches and the Placebo Effect

January 30 , 2014
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Investigating the diagnoses of headaches, and the benefits of topical and placebo treatments for chronic pain This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. Paul Evans meets Dr Paul Davies, a Consultant Neurologist from Northampton General Hospital, who explains that whilst most headaches are benign ...

Airing Pain 51: At the Community Pain Management Programme

January 06 , 2014
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Practical insights and life-changing experiences at a community pain management course [For a Welsh language transcript please click here.] This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Wales. In the previous edition of Airing Pain we explored the pros and cons of taking ...

Airing Pain 47: The Power of the Mind

November 06 , 2013
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Investigating ancient and futuristic techniques to reduce pain using the power of the mind: from mindfulness to neuro-engineering This edition has been funded by a grant from the Scottish Government. In this edition of Airing Pain Paul Evans explores the possibility of controlling pain through techniques that focus on ...

Airing Pain 45: Helping Us to Help Ourselves

June 06 , 2013
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Empowering patients from GP's surgery to Pain Management Programme This programme was funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Healthcare professionals and people with pain need to work together to manage chronic pain conditions, but how is this achieved in practice? Paul Evans ...

Airing Pain 44: Pain Management at Both Extremes of Life

May 22 , 2013
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Pain experienced by the very young and very old and the similar issues arising when dealing with these very different types of patient This edition has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Programme in Northern Ireland. In this edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks ...

Airing Pain 41: Inside a Multidisciplinary Pain Team

April 10 , 2013
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A look at how experts from different backgrounds work together in multidisciplinary pain teams This edition was funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All programme in Northern Ireland. Presenter Paul Evans travels to Northern Ireland to meet a multidisciplinary pain team at Craigavon Area Hopsital, including doctors, ...

Airing Pain 40: Children in Pain

March 28 , 2013
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The pain management needs of children and young people and the impact of their pain on family life This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. This programme focuses on pain in children and young people, including the different needs they have and the unique challenges that ...

Airing Pain 3: Children in Pain

October 26 , 2010
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The hidden problem of pain in children and young people, plus tributes to Pain Concern patron Claire Rayner Chronic pain is as widespread in children and young people as in the population as a whole, but is probably even less well understood. Jan Barton and her son Sam, ...